Clear the Shelters Adoption Event 2022

Bring your furry best home–for FREE!

What is “Clear the Shelters”? 
Just as the name suggests, Clear the Shelters is a once-a-year event in which shelters across the country find forever families for the homeless animals in their care. During this event, adoption fees will be waived for every animal who is eligible to go home.

When is it?
Friday, August 26 thru Sunday, August 28
11AM-3PM each day

What do I need to bring in order to adopt?
All adopters need to have an approved application in order to bring a pet home. We strongly encourage everyone to fill out our Adoption Application ahead of the event. This will save you considerable time, and increase your chances of bringing home the pet you have your heart set on. Even if you’re not sure who you want to meet, simply indicate whether you’re interested in a “cat,” “kitten,” or “dog”.


  • Have a pre-approved application on file from the last 90 days. Fill out our quick and easy application here.
  • For Same-Day Adopters
    • Photo ID
    • Proof of home ownership or landlord approval to have a pet if renting
    • Proof of rabies vaccination for all other pets in the home

If you plan on adopting a dog, you must bring any current dog(s) within the home for a meet and greet. 

Questions? Send us an email at